Album of photographs taken on first tour of service as Administrative Officerin Hong Kong, c1909-1911; diary of service as Deputy Chief Secretary inTanganyika, and Chief Secretary in Zanzibar, 1933-1934.
Papers of Samuel Burnside B. McElderry
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 595
- Dates of Creationc1909-1911, 1933-1934
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 box
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Administrative / Biographical History
Samuel Burnside Boyd McElderry (1885-1984) worked in the Hong KongAdministrative Service, 1909-1928. He then gained the post of Deputy ChiefSecretary, Tanganyika, 1929-1933 and Chief Secretary, Zanzibar, 1933-1940.He was attached to the office of High Commissioner for Basutoland,Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland (Pretoria and Cape Town), 1940-1945,and was then temporarily employed by the Colonial Office, 1945-1946. He was a Member of Council, Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, 1951-1970and a member of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1958-1970. In 1913he married Mildred Mary Orme, with whom he had three daughters.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
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Listed as no. 595 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
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